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China: Uyghurs

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 8056, tabled on 24 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she is considering imposing additional sanctions on China due to the continued persecution of Uyghur Muslims in that country.

Answered on

1 June 2022

The Government has previously imposed sanctions against Chinese Government officials and an entity responsible for enforcing China's repressive policies in Xinjiang. These measures were taken alongside the US, EU and Canada in an unprecedented joint action. While we do not speculate about possible future designations, as to do so may undermine their effectiveness, we will continue to keep all potential listings and evidence under review.